Neve Shalom or Salom Synagogue Istanbul
LocationThe Neve Shalom or Salom Synagogue ( Oasis of Peace or Valley of Peace ) is located on Buyuk Hendek Street in the district of Galata Kuledibi.
Building the Neve Shalom SynagogueMarsel Franko, a Jewish community leader, renovated the gym of this “First Co-educational Jewish School” to be used as a synagogue and it opened during Rosh Hashanah
The DesignThe domed ceiling structure of the synagogue was constructed by using the architectural calculations of Badin, a famous architect, and was designed by Garbis Usta, a famous papier-mâché master. The stained glass windows were drawn at the State Fine Arts Academy in Istanbul and the special glass used in the sanctuary imported from England. The marble floor covering is made of onyx.
Opening HoursNeve Shalom is the central and largest Sephardic synagogue in Istanbul and opens for services especially on Shabbats, High Holidays, Bar Mitzvahs, funerals and weddings.
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